Rob Hastings is Deputy News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010. While working as a freelance reporter and feature writer he was also published by The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times.
11 January 2013 06:53 AM
Tory MP said move would please only 'a very small, if vocal, minority'
03 January 2013 05:45 PM
A Thai man accused of shooting dead a British holidaymaker during a New Year’s Eve party in Thailand appeared in court today.
03 January 2013 10:48 AM
Britain should emulate the US by holding a "Small Business Saturday" to encourage people to shop in local independent stores, the shadow Business Secretary has said.
03 January 2013 10:41 AM
The number of people taking low-paid, part-time jobs owing to a lack of full-time work is one of Britain's secret crises, the country's leading trade unionist has warned.
01 January 2013 07:39 PM
Morgan Gliedman lives in Manhattan's fashionable Greenwich Village and is nine-months pregnant with a child by her Harvard-educated partner. Few would have thought the 27-year-old daughter of a respected doctor could be an aspiring terrorist.
01 January 2013 06:39 PM
The technologies and methods used by the authorities to monitor us has never been more advanced, as Rob Hastings found out
31 December 2012 05:33 PM
Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes in a village in Northern Ireland today after a viable pipe bomb was found near a police station.
30 December 2012 06:49 PM
Noel Gallagher claimed she wouldn’t last and said he felt sorry for her.
19 December 2012 02:31 AM
Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendy Deng, walked past rows of mourners at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne for the funeral of the media mogul’s late mother, Dame Elisabeth, yesterday.
17 December 2012 08:12 AM
An officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking the police log describing the "plebgate" affair which led to the resignation of the Government's chief whip, Andrew Mitchell.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
- 1 Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 4 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed